No small talk required.
No finding / booking seats next to your friends / family.
Getting snacks just for yourself, no need for sharing because this is MY popcorn.
Want to watch the credits to catch that "post credit" scene? Go ahead!
Want to leave early? Go ahead, leave. No general concensus required.
Last film I saw was Knives Out, on my own, loved it. Don't knock it until you try it.
EDIT: Wow I did not expect this to blow up. Thank you for the awards, started going to the cinema alone because I was in a bad place, but now I love it.
I'm not a huge fan of going to the cinema, I go with my friends and my girlfriend but I don't enjoy as much as when I'm watching on my own with my good headphones and a comfortable chair.
I grew up watching films by myself so I can't stand hearing people whispering, the sound of popcorns, the slurp of the drinks, the flashes of the Smartphones, the laughs of the audiences and the all ritual process of going physically to the place.
I know that 99% disagree with me but I believe that we can all agree that watching a movie on your own with all the comfort that your room provides, it's totally different of watching at the local cinema.
I talked to a friend of mine that directs commercials and low budget movies about this and he recommend me a lot of small cinemas without many seats that only cinemagoers go. I'll give it a try and see if my issues is only with the commercial cinemas.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this! I know some directors hate people that only watch movie... keep reading on reddit ➡
First one that comes to mind for me is the Independence Day sequel. I loved the first one; it had plenty of cheese, but stayed consistently entertaining and intriguing throughout. So naturally I thought the sequel would be another fun ride through seriously OP aliens trying to kill us. That’s all it needed to be.... and technically it was that... but man, that movie sucked ass. I remember kicking the curb from being so disappointed.
This was just announced via director Edgar Wright on Twitter after a tweet-along watch party through The Academy. Some of the cast members (Aubrey Plaza, Ellen Wong, Brandon Routh, etc.), screenwriter Michael Bacall, and original Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley took part.
Anyone else excited for this? This movie didn't do well at the box office 10 years ago, but has developed a cult following... excited to see it making waves these days!
Bonus Twitter vids courtesy of Edgar Wright:
[Michael Cera making a rare Twitter appearance to greet fans](https://twitter.com/edgarwright/status... keep reading on reddit ➡
One movie you absolutely REGRETTED watching in a cinema hall?
I got a few Twix up my sleeve.
I don't care about anything Star wars unless Rian Johnson or Taika waititi is attached. So I'm mostly done with that franchise, unless they do creative films that have depth. Mcu I'm bored by wake me up when Dr strange 2 comes out and the X-men are introduced. I'll watch some DC films selectively. Disney murdered the Pirates movies no Depp no pirates! With that out of the way
Dune is exactly what we and normal audiences need The next big franchise that's fresh and innovative because when it comes to big budget cinema our options now aren't that diverse anymore its either DC, Marvel, Star wars or Fantastic beasts or fast movies lol. Dune imo is exactly what cinema needs. Am I the only one that feels the same.
I may be extraordinarily biased considering I am in the middle of yet another rewatch of the greatest trilogy in cinematic history.
In my opinion, Boromir in Lord Of The Rings takes the cake. Not 1, not 2...but 3 arrows to subdue this man. The Prince of Gondor fights to his last breath to defend The Hobbits, one of which he had just betrayed. His redemption so soon after he has been taken by the Ring is as heroic as it gets. If his death is not the greatest, it is at least up there with the best of them.
Edit: I didn’t think this through...many deaths are now spoiled for me. Oh well! I appreciate the opinions all the same!
TL;DR: If you are enjoying the visuals and narrative of Ghost of Tsushima, then you should check out some classic samurai cinema. You can stream them (for free if you’re savvy) on the Criterion Channel.
I am absolutely loving Ghost of Tsushima. The amount of physical chills I’ve gotten in the first few days of play, based on the visuals and storytelling, is probably unmatched in my own gaming history. Part of that visceral connection certainly comes from my own experience with film, Japan, and gaming in general.
I grew up (long ago) a film addict who was particularly drawn to classic Japanese cinema. Akira Kurosawa was my entry point, but I branched off from there and took in a laundry list of films in my formative years that I still revisit today. The moment I heard about GoT and when and where it took place, I was steeped in anticipation. Then, upon hearing it literally had a “Kurosawa” visual mode, I could hardly contain my excitement.
Visually and narratively, it has exceeded my... keep reading on reddit ➡
It seems the past 20 years, but especially the past decade, have lead to a huge increase in the global appeal of American blockbusters. I was looking at french box office returns over the last few years and noticed that, in 2019, only 4 of the top 20 grossing films were french. Flipping through the past several years before that, it feels like the number of French films in their top 20 has been falling. 2014 had around 8, and 2006 had 10. Obviously plenty of fluctuation, but it does look like an increasingly American trend in terms of what does well. Looking at other countries with established industries, such as China and Japan, it is similarly very big on American produced films.
I am not convinced that this globalization of mainstream films is a good thing for the quality of the films. A lot of people have already criticized how Disney has been so wishy washy on things like LGBT content in their films, since that does not go over as well in China or Russia, and things like shrinkin... keep reading on reddit ➡
5 movies that represent my taste in cinema
The Social Network
As you can see I am heavily biased towards newer movies. There are many 20th century movies I love that are probably better than the ones I listed, but those are the ones that better represent my tastes since 9 times out of 10 I would rather watch a movie made within the last 10 to 15 years
Anyway, what are your 5? I'll try my best to give good recommendations based on your list
Okay, obviously the title is a bit hyperbolic, but hear me out: Melville and Delon made three films together, all in quick succession, all with similar themes, all critically acclaimed, and yet I've never seen anyone identify them as a trilogy before. Not only do I think they should be, I think doing so brings a lot of additional meaning out of all three films.
I go more in depth about what I'm saying here for those interested, but the gist is this: Le Cercle Rouge, Le Samouraï, and Un flic are all pensive, deliberately paced crime dramas whose spare plots and bathetic endings make them feel like outsiders within their genre. If Melville was going for straight thrills, he absolutely failed, but his idiosyncratic style brings a real philosophical edge to the whole enterprise.
Without making things too explicit (or spoiling these three great movies), there's a lot to be... keep reading on reddit ➡
My local I found out is playing the star wars original trillogy and the back to the future trilogy.